Assistance with OAR of Thunder Road Please

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  1. David Singleton

    David Singleton Stunt Coordinator

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    Can someone please tell me the OAR of Robert Mitchum's Thunder Road? I couldn't find the details of the film at IMDB, but their specs of the MGM DVD indicate it is pan 'n scan.
    Is that correct?
    Thanks for any assistance.
    David
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I checked Amazon's specs for TR and the aspect ratio given is 1.33:1. Also, Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide doesn't make a note of TR being filmed in any specific widescreen process. TR was also a low-budget film which means Mitchum probably used the cheapest equipment he could get his hands on. So knowing that, I'd guess the aspect ratio of TR is either 1.37:1 or possibly 1.66:1. I know that's not much help if you're a diehard OAR enthusiast, but it's the best I could come up with. Perhaps someone else knows better.
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  3. David Singleton

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    I appreciate the help Steve.
    David
     

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